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Sofaer, Abraham David

Born 1938 in Bombay, India

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on January 19, 1979, to a seat vacated by Marvin E. Frankel. Confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1979, and received commission on March 23, 1979. Service terminated on June 9, 1985, due to resignation.

Yeshiva University, B.A., 1962
New York University School of Law, LL.B., 1965

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. J. Skelly Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1965-1966
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1966-1967
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1967-1969
Professor of law, Columbia University, 1969-1979
Legal advisor, U.S. Department of State, 1985-1990
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1991-1994
George P. Shultz distinguished scholar and senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1994-